14th Information Retrieval Colloquium: Proceedings of the by Mounia Lalmas, Keith van Rijsbergen (auth.), Tony McEnery BA

By Mounia Lalmas, Keith van Rijsbergen (auth.), Tony McEnery BA (Hons), MSc, Chris Paice BSc.Tech, PhD (eds.)

We wish that each one readers will locate the papers integrated during this quantity of curiosity. All have been offered on the 14th BCS IRSG examine Colloquium held at Lancaster collage on 13th-14th April 1992. The papers exhibit rather well the scope and breadth of data retrieval, as certainly did the workshop ilself. in addition they current a superb cross-section of present IR study, and as such offer an invaluable signpost for tendencies in info retrieval. ahead of we end we needs to thank the subsequent colleagues: Simon Botley, Paul Rayson and Paul Jones for his or her assist in the association of the convention. we might additionally wish to expand a unique message of due to Professor G.N. Leech of the dep. of Linguistics at Lancaster and Roger Garside of the dep. of Computing at Lancaster for his or her help throughout the convention interval. Tony McEnery could additionally wish to show his thank you and gratitude to Paul Baker for his aid in the course of the construction of this ebook. September 1992 Tony McEnery Chris Paice Contents A Logical version of data Retrieval in keeping with scenario idea M. La/mas and okay. van Rijsbergen ........................................................ .

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The INSPEC classification scheme (Figure 4), which is used to arrange the printed INSPEC Computer and Control Abstracts into sections, was employed to group the (relatively low) top terms from the thesaurus into appropriate higher level concepts. 41 computer software programming integrated software analogue computer programming macros application generators punlic domain software automatic programming software engineering functional programming formal specification hybrid computer programming programming environments interactive programming project support environments logic programming software maintenance microprogramming software metrics object-oriented programming software portability parallel programming software reliahility program testing software reusability software tools systems software computer nootstrapping program verification software tools structured programming system documentation decision tables interrupts operating systems visual programming program processors progr

1: Thesaurus Term 'Used for' Term(s) Scope Notes Narrower Telm(s) Broader Term(s) Related Term(s) Top Term(s) Related Classification Code(s) Prior Term(s) Date of Introduction The fOimat of the INSPEC thesaurus The format of ERIC is similar to the format of INSPEC (for details see [ERI87]). The MeSH thesaurus is more complex and contains a more detailed description than the INSPEC thesaurus. It consists of the MeSH main headings and subheadings and chemical terms. The format of the MeSH main headings is shown as Fig.

Figure 10. The ten titles from which concepts were chosen A minimal amount of instruction was given to each subject prior to their participation in the experiment and no pruticular approach to their identification of concepts/terms from titles was offered to make this as genuine a test of end-user behaviour as possible. For example the title: 'An Object alien ted Implementation of an Intelligent Infonnation System' could be broken down into: Object OIiented , Knowledge based, InfOImation system The user would then search through the menus to find either these terms or their synonyms.

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